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Astronomical Photo Album on the Web

 

To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web.  Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and other instruments of the Space Museum, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.

 
Main Page of Astronomical Photo Album on the Web
 
 

Smiley Face in the Night Sky
(Photographed on 1 Dec 2008)

 

Smiley Face in the Night Sky

 Link to Hong Kong Space Museum

 

Planets revolve around the Sun in their own orbits and will not come very close physically. However, the planets may occasionally appear in the same direction from the Earth like a "parade" in a small patch of the sky. While the phenomenon is eye-catching in its own right, it is even funnier if a crescent Moon is around!

 

Last revision date: <27 Dec 2012>